The Cultural Coalition of Washington County (CCWC), Oregon is made up of between nine and fifteen members, all volunteers, who reside in Washington County or are members of a business or organization significantly involved in arts, heritage or humanities activities in Washington County.
Potential board members self-nominate for roles, and nominations are reviewed by the current board as they are submitted. The board then chooses which nominees to interview, and after the interview, a vote is held regarding board membership of nominees. All applicants will receive a timely response on the status of their board application. A board member’s term is three years and begins from the month they are appointed.
Please note that your contact information will be shared among other volunteers with CCWC, and the staff of our fiscal agent, Tualatin Valley Creates, but will not be shared outside the CCWC or TVC.
Once you submit this form, a board member from the CCWC will be in touch with you and let you know next steps.
Read About the Board Committees
The CCA Board involves active participation by board members on standing committees. If you were to be selected as a board member, please indicate which committee(s) you might be interested in potentially serving on (note: these committees have additional meeting dates to regular board meetings):
— DEI advisory committee – The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee.
— Grants review committee/panel – recruited and convened each year already. Convenes in the Fall. Panel has 3 – 4 weeks to review the grants before a panel meeting in late Nov-early Dec. Panel recommendations for grants are reviewed/approved by the full board at the final meeting of the year in Dec.
— Grant celebration committee – identifies possible venues for the grants celebration, and works to secure the venue for this annual event (note: the event is often held at a donated space. Members also create a budget for the event, recruit volunteers for the event, and identify any activities that need to be done for a successful celebration of the grantees.
— Board nomination and recruitment committee – refines procedures to recruit, nominate, review, vote on and onboard members. Also reaches out to people based on board recommendations to ask them to nominate themselves for the board. Members of this committee also interview board nominees.
— Revised mission committee – a committee that is not formed yet, but may be needed if the CCWC decides to expand or otherwise change its mission.
— Bylaws committee – a committee would be formed as needed if substantial changes to the bylaws are needed. Members would ensure such changes would be collaborative and well-researched.